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DragDrop.CreateWithControl

Creates a new drop area on the given window covering the area of the given control.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
DragDrop 2.4 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "DragDrop.CreateWithControl"; WindowRef; ControlName { ; DX; DY } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
WindowRef Window Reference is the unique OS level window ID. You can obtain this by using the Window.FindByTitle or Window.FindByIndex functions. Pass zero to access the frontmost window. 0
ControlName The name of the control on your FileMaker form. For example "mymedia" if you assign this name to a media field. This is not the name of the field in the database! "mymedia"
DX Optional
A delta to move drop area more to left or right.
0
DY Optional
A delta to move drop area more to top or bottom.
0

Result

Returns Drop Area ID on success.

Description

Creates a new drop area on the given window covering the area of the given control.
Use DragDrop.Release later to destroy the drop area.
If you use a register on the window, be aware that the drop area actually is in front of the register. So you need to check in the script which register page is current and should get the dropped files.
Drag & Drop reference numbers are starting at 31000 and counting up for each new drop area.

Added Windows support for MBS Plugin 8.1 for FileMaker 16 or newer.

Examples

Creates a new drop area:

Set Variable [ $$dropview ; Value: MBS("DragDrop.CreateWithControl"; Get(WindowName); "drop") ]
Set Variable [ $result ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.RegisterDropTypes"; $$dropview; "file") ]
Set Variable [ $result ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.SetDragActionHandler"; $$dropview; Get ( FileName ); "DragAction") ]
Set Variable [ $result ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.SetCursor"; $$dropview; 1) ]
Set Variable [ $result ; Value: MBS( "DragDrop.SetImage"; $$dropview; DragTest::DropLogo) ]

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 17th June 2018


DragDrop.ClearDragExitHandler   -   DragDrop.CreateWithSize

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